Test and Measurement News

November 2018

New 2000 A AC flex current probe

The TA368 is a flexible AC current probe utilizing the Rogowski principle and featuring a built-in integrator.

Equipped with the Pico D9 probe interface, it is designed exclusively for use with the PicoScope 4444 Differential Oscilloscope, which powers the probe and automatically sets the PicoScope software to the correct range and units.

The probe can be used to measure currents up to 2000 A from very low frequencies to 20 kHz. The flexible and lightweight measuring head allows quick and easy installation in hard-to-reach areas and with large conductors. The built-in integrator gives a voltage output directly proportional to the primary current.

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New: PicoScope 6.13.11 oscilloscope software

The latest release of PicoScope adds support for the new 2000 A AC 1000 V CAT III Flex probe with Pico D9 interface for the PicoScope 4444.

As always, it's free to download from our website.

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Focus on: PicoScope 4444 differential oscilloscope

The PicoScope 4444 can make true differential measurements up to ±50 V while rejecting common-mode signals and noise. The range is expandable up to ±1000 V CAT III using the PicoConnect 442 probe. Measurement resolution is 12 to 14 bits, far better than the 8-bit resolution typical of many oscilloscopes. The deep capture memory (up to 256 million samples) allows long captures without the need to reduce the sampling rate.

Here's a video of the PicoScope 4444 high-resolution differential oscilloscope in action. We show you how to measure and monitor three-phase voltages and currents safely with 1000 V CAT III overvoltage protection.

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New: PicoLog 6.1.7 data logging software

PicoLog 6.1.7 is an easy-to-use data logging program that's available for Windows 7, 8 and 10, macOS and Linux. It supports all PicoLog data loggers and a wide range of PicoScope oscilloscopes too.

Here are some of the highlights of this new release:

  • Added independent X and Y axis autoscale control
  • Allows PicoScope 6 or other app to open PicoScope oscilloscopes if they are not being used by PicoLog 6
  • Added support for PicoScope 3000A/B/D oscilloscopes
  • Added support for PicoScope 5000A/B/D oscilloscopes
  • Table configuration is now accessible without capturing data
  • CSV export now supports minimum sampling time of 1 ms
  • Pointer changes to a vertical pan pointer when hovering over Y axis
  • It is now possible to delete a channel from the channel edit dialog

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PicoSource AS108 8 GHz agile synthesizer

The new PicoSource AS108 Agile Synthesizer was recently unveiled at European Microwave Week 2018!

The AS108 is a USB-controlled vector (IQ) modulating signal synthesizer. It can generate sweeps, hops and lists in amplitude, frequency and phase, allowing it to emulate encoding schemes such as QPSK, QAM, ASK and FSK. It's supplied with ready-made software for Microsoft Windows, and also comes with a software development kit in case you wish to write your own program to control the device.

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EDS competition winners

Here are the lucky winners of our prize draw at the Engineering Design Show in Coventry, UK last month:

  • Day 1: Kevin Bennett from Darlington EMS
  • Day 2: Mark Divall

You each win a PicoScope 2000 Series ultra-compact oscilloscope. We hope you enjoy using it!

Tech Tip: PicoLog axes

Did you know that PicoLog can display a chart with multiple y-axes? This is useful when you have channels measuring widely differing ranges, such as temperature from 0 to 50 °C and pressure from 0 to 1000 mbar. Separating the axes allows each channel to occupy the full height of the display. It's easy to set up multiple axes just by dragging and dropping: click the button below for an illustration.

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Software releases

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